how many decades of data would be necessary to prove there is global warming that can be linked to human misuse of resources? we don't have that empirical evidence. on a personal level, conserving resources seems prudent regardless of whether or not there is a manufactured and controllable global warming.
No empirical evidence? Then what's this?
re: copenhagen and proposed expenditures... why would our leaders want to assume even more debt to eradicate a nonproblem? what exactly would be their motivation - or is it just naivete or ignorance?
Ask India. It would appear they're building a 2,100-mile barbed wire fence
to deal with this "nonproblem".http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/ ... 44395.aspx
Home for Shelim, her husband and two daughters, is a tiny corrugated shack in one of Dhaka's biggest slums, a maze of narrow, crowded alleyways lined with squalid shelters and open sewers, spilling down to a fetid river. She'd moved to the Bangladeshi capital with her family just two months earlier. When I asked her whether life was better here, she just looked away.Four paragraphs cited under Fair Use
Her home near Bhola, a district deep in the river delta on which much of Bangladesh sits, was lost to the sea. "Over time, the river broke our house," she told me. "Until we had nothing to live in."
If climate change does lead to a 3-foot rise in sea levels around Bangladesh by mid-century, as some scientists predict, then Shelim's story could echo those of 20 million climate change refugees here. It's an aspect of global warming that's only now being more fully appreciated, but which Atiq Rahman, the country's leading environmentalist, calls one of the biggest threats facing not only Bangladesh, but the world.
This area borders India, where the authorities are building a border barrier, a high fence of reinforced barbed wire that cuts through the paddy fields. Soon it will completely encircle Bangladesh, 2,100 miles of it.